Hot Lips


From There’s No Poison at the Ivy
By Mary Tilson | Illustrations by Margo Rivera-Weiss

A signature cocktail at the Ivy, this one goes with the bar’s logo, signifying the giving of love to the people. These are definitely friendly lips. Note: The Ivy does not give out straws unless requested, so prepare to apply your lips.

1.25 ounces Jimando el Agave Tequila infused with habanero*
.25 ounce Aperol
.25 ounce triple sec
.5 ounce fresh squeezed lime
Splash of Fee Brothers grapefruit bitters

Shake with ice and strain into an ice-filled Old Fashioned glass. Garnish with lime wedges.

*Slice 4 or 5 habanero peppers into 4 pieces each (do not remove seeds), and place in a liter bottle of tequila for 20 minutes. Taste, and if more heat is desired, leave peppers in longer.